Washington, DC Interviews

Theatre Life with Eva Noblezeda Theatre Life with Eva Noblezeda
by Elliot Lanes - June 22, 2018, Washington, DC

Today's subject, Eva Noblezeda, made a huge splash in the West End a few years back in the revival of Miss Saigon, playing the coveted role of Kim. This was after being discovered at the Jimmy Awards, which recognizes excellence in high school theatre across the United States. Eva then went into Les... (more...)
Theatre Life with Alexandra Silber Theatre Life with Alexandra Silber
by Elliot Lanes - June 19, 2018, Washington, DC

Today's subject, Alexandra Silber, is known on both sides of the pond as a versatile, killer performer. This international dynamo is currently living her theatre life onstage at Shakespeare Theatre Company (STC) as Guenevere in Camelot. The production has been extended and now runs through July 8th ... (more...)
Theatre Life with Naomi Jacobson Theatre Life with Naomi Jacobson
by Elliot Lanes - June 13, 2018, Washington, DC

Today's subject Naomi Jacobson is currently living her theatre life onstage at Studio Theatre in their superb world premiere production of The Remains. The show runs through June 24th in the company's Mead Theatre space.... (more...)
Brandon McCoy of OTHER LIFE FORMS at Keegan Theatre Brandon McCoy of OTHER LIFE FORMS at Keegan Theatre
by Rachael Goldberg - June 11, 2018, Washington, DC

Brandon McCoy is an actor, director, playwright, and professor based in Maryland. After establishing himself as an actor and director, McCoy turned to writing and is the author of three plays and one musical. “Other Life Forms” was a finalist for the Source full-length play festival, and will premie... (more...)
Mona Mansour of THE VAGRANT TRILOGY at Atlas Performing Arts Center Mona Mansour of THE VAGRANT TRILOGY at Atlas Performing Arts Center
by Rachael Goldberg - June 06, 2018, Washington, DC

Mona Mansour is a member of the Public Theater's Emerging Writers Group and a resident playwright at New Dramatists. 'The Vagrant Trilogy,' which follows a Palestinian family over a forty-year period, is comprised of three of her plays; the Mosaic Theatre production, which opens on June 11th (previe... (more...)
For the Ladies That Make up the Band of Signature Theatre's GIRLFRIEND, Life Truly Rocks For the Ladies That Make up the Band of Signature Theatre's GIRLFRIEND, Life Truly Rocks
by Elliot Lanes - June 05, 2018, Washington, DC

Nowadays, when you go a musical on Broadway or elsewhere, chances are the orchestra isn't in full view. Gone are the days when you were able to look in the orchestra pit and see the musicians. For all you know, they could be playing in a totally different room.... (more...)
Theatre Life with Eleanor Todd Theatre Life with Eleanor Todd
by Elliot Lanes - June 01, 2018, Washington, DC

Today's subject Eleanor Todd is currently living her theater life as the understudy for all of the female roles in Shakespeare Theatre Company's (STC) production of Camelot. It runs through July 8th at STC's Sydney Harman Hall space.... (more...)
Commencing in Shirlington, Signature Theatre's THE SCOTTSBORO BOYS Shows an All Too Real Account of A Shameful Time in Our History Part 2 Commencing in Shirlington, Signature Theatre's THE SCOTTSBORO BOYS Shows an All Too Real Account of A Shameful Time in Our History Part 2
by Elliot Lanes - May 30, 2018, Washington, DC

Last week, I introduced you to ten performers in Signature Theatre's current production of Kander and Ebb's final, complete collaboration, The Scottsboro Boys, which runs through July 1st. This included eight of the nine gentlemen who play the African American men who were falsely accused of raping ... (more...)
Commencing In Shirlington, Signature Theatre's THE SCOTTSBORO BOYS Shows an All Too Real Account of a Shameful Time in Our History – Part 1 Commencing In Shirlington, Signature Theatre's THE SCOTTSBORO BOYS Shows an All Too Real Account of a Shameful Time in Our History – Part 1
by Elliot Lanes - May 23, 2018, Washington, DC

I always say the best kind of theater educates as well as entertains. If you walk out of the theater a little uncomfortable about what you just saw then a piece like The Scottsboro Boys has done its job in full. The final complete collaboration of Broadway's legendary writing team of John Kander and... (more...)
Theatre Life with Bob Banghart and Georgia Stitt Theatre Life with Bob Banghart and Georgia Stitt
by Elliot Lanes - May 14, 2018, Washington, DC

Today's subjects Bob Banghart and Georgia Stitt are currently living their theatre lives as the composers (Banghert and Stitt) and lyricist (Stitt) of what I consider to be one of the best new musicals I've seen in a good long while. I am referring to the Alaska-based world premiere musical Snow Chi... (more...)
BWW Review: Keegan Theatre's THE UNDENIABLE SOUND OF RIGHT NOW BWW Review: Keegan Theatre's THE UNDENIABLE SOUND OF RIGHT NOW
by Roger Catlin - May 13, 2018, Washington, DC

The kind of well-worn rock club set designer Matthew J. Keenan creates for the production of Laura Easton's 'The Undeniable Sound of Right Now' at the Keegan Theatre is so authentic, with its decades of rock posters, stickers and graffiti, you can almost smell the stale beer in the floorboards. The ... (more...)
Theatre Life with Euan Morton Theatre Life with Euan Morton
by Elliot Lanes - May 11, 2018, Washington, DC

Today's subject Euan Morton has been seen in the DC area in a variety of plays and musicals. You might remember him portrayal of Anatoly in Chess at Signature Theatre or his Helen Hayes Award winning performance as Leo Frank in Parade at Ford's Theatre or Launce in The Two Gentlemen of Verona at Sha... (more...)
Michael Feinstein Brings the Great American Songbook to Strathmore Michael Feinstein Brings the Great American Songbook to Strathmore
by Benjamin Tomchik - May 10, 2018, Washington, DC

Many only get to experience Feinstein through his recordings, PBS specials and the NPR show Song Travels with Michael Feinstein. However, this Saturday capital-area music and theatre aficionados will have the opportunity see him perform at the Strathmore Annual Spring Gala.... (more...)
Theatre Life with Judy Kuhn Theatre Life with Judy Kuhn
by Elliot Lanes - May 02, 2018, Washington, DC

Today's subject Judy Kuhn has been living her theatre life as a working actress/singer/recording artist for over thirty years. On May 5th you will be able to see this incredible Tony-nominated talent live in concert at Dumbarton Church in Georgetown as part of the Dumbarton Concerts series. The prog... (more...)
 Jeremy Schonfeld Talks IRON & COAL at Strathmore, Songwriting, and More Jeremy Schonfeld Talks IRON & COAL at Strathmore, Songwriting, and More
by Jennifer Perry - April 29, 2018, Washington, DC

On May 3 and 4, 2018, the Music Center at Strathmore just outside of Washington, DC will play host to the world premiere of IRON & COAL. In the lead up to the concert, composer and performer Jeremy Schonfeld took time out of his busy schedule to answer a few questions via email about the concert, h... (more...)
Singer/Songwriter Mary McBride on her Music, Humanitarianism, and Upcoming Appearance for Arena Stage's 2018 Gala Singer/Songwriter Mary McBride on her Music, Humanitarianism, and Upcoming Appearance for Arena Stage's 2018 Gala
by Elliot Lanes - April 27, 2018, Washington, DC

As many of you know, Arena Stage's Artistic Director Molly Smith has been very active on a number of national social issues, including LGBT rights and gun control in addition to her exemplary artistic work. In this way, perhaps it's only natural that the headliner at this year's Arena Stage Gala on ... (more...)
Theatre Life with Carla Crawford, Diego Maramba, and Matt Calvert Theatre Life with Carla Crawford, Diego Maramba, and Matt Calvert
by Elliot Lanes - April 25, 2018, Washington, DC

Today's subjects Carla Crawford, Diego Maramba, and Matt Calvert are currently living their theatre lives as cast members in The Theatre Lab School of the Dramatic Arts' production of If/Then. The production runs through April 28.... (more...)
Michael Kahn Talks Show Boat 35 Years After his Production Premiered on Broadway Michael Kahn Talks Show Boat 35 Years After his Production Premiered on Broadway
by Elliot Lanes - April 24, 2018, Washington, DC

Most of us in this area know Michael Kahn as the Artistic Director of Shakespeare Theatre Company (STC). It's a post he will have held for over thirty years when he retires at the end of the company's 2018/19 season.... (more...)
Theatre Life with Christiane Noll and Matt Bogart Theatre Life with Christiane Noll and Matt Bogart
by Elliot Lanes - April 20, 2018, Washington, DC

I like, many musical theatre nerds get excited every time a world premiere musical comes to town. Arena Stage is providing that fix right now with an Alaskan-rooted premiere of Snow Child. Today's subjects Christiane Noll and Matt Bogart are currently living their theatre lives as the leads in this ... (more...)
Theatre Life with Garry Hynes Theatre Life with Garry Hynes
by Elliot Lanes - April 20, 2018, Washington, DC

One of the great things about DC theatre is that we have the opportunities to experience theater from all over the world, including from some of the most artistically renowned companies.  Take for example the Druid Theatre Company in Galway, Ireland.  Today's subject Garry Hynes is living her theat... (more...)
Theatre Life with Bill Largess and Ann Norton Theatre Life with Bill Largess and Ann Norton
by Elliot Lanes - March 21, 2018, Washington, DC

Today's subjects, Bill Largess and Ann Norton, are living their theatre lives as the Artistic Director and Executive Director of one of the gems in our local theatre scene.... (more...)
29 and Counting at Arena for TWO TRAINS RUNNING's David Emerson Toney 29 and Counting at Arena for TWO TRAINS RUNNING's David Emerson Toney
by Benjamin Tomchik - March 20, 2018, Washington, DC

It is not uncommon for actors to have multiple credits at the same theatre. However, to say that David Emerson Toney has appeared at Arena Stage several times would be a bit of an understatement.... (more...)
HOLD THESE TRUTHS at Arena Stage HOLD THESE TRUTHS at Arena Stage
by Hope Villanueva - March 16, 2018, Washington, DC

Prejudice and Immigration are teachable moments in Arena Stage's HOLD THESE TRUTHS, a one-man play about a young man who stood alone against the injustice of WWII Japanese American internment camps. This interview features director, Jessica Kubzansky, and actor, Ryun Yu, discussing the parallels bet... (more...)
Theatre Life with Andrew Walker White Theatre Life with Andrew Walker White
by Elliot Lanes - March 08, 2018, Washington, DC

Today's subject, Andrew Walker White, is currently living his theatre life onstage at Quotidian Theatre Company in Bethesda, MD. in the title role of Hobson in Hobson's Choice. The production runs through March 11th.... (more...)
Laura Osnes On Her Show at AMP By Strathmore Laura Osnes On Her Show at AMP By Strathmore
by Isabella Basco - February 06, 2018, Washington, DC

Laura Osnes is preparing to visit the nation's capital! Michael Feinstein chose the Broadway fan favorite to be part of a concert series at AMP that will transform it into a Cabaret Supper Club. She talks about the concert, why she loves visiting DC and her next steps in her career.... (more...)
VIDEO: Signature Theatre Teases THE SCOTTSBORO BOYS In New Trailer VIDEO: Signature Theatre Teases THE SCOTTSBORO BOYS In New Trailer
by BWW News Desk - May 14, 2018, Washington, DC

Signature Theatre announces the full cast and creative team for the DC premiere of The Scottsboro Boys directed by Signature Theatre's Director of New Works Joe Calarco (Signature's Jesus Christ Superstar, Gypsy) and choreographed by Jared Grimes (Signature's Jelly's Last Jam). John Kander and Fred ... (more...)
BWW TV: Watch Christiane Noll and Matt Bogart Rehearse 'The Perfect Snow' from SNOW CHILD BWW TV: Watch Christiane Noll and Matt Bogart Rehearse 'The Perfect Snow' from SNOW CHILD
by BroadwayWorld TV - April 04, 2018, Washington, DC

Arena Stage at the Mead Center for American Theater presents the world-premiere musical Snow Child, based on Eowyn Ivey's Pulitzer Prize-nominated novel. Watch stars Matt Bogart and Christiane Noll perform the song 'The Perfect Snow' below!... (more...)
VIDEO: Get a Preview of Signature's GIRLFRIEND VIDEO: Get a Preview of Signature's GIRLFRIEND
by Stage Tube - April 03, 2018, Washington, DC

Signature Theatre is proud to present the DC premiere of Girlfriend. Take a peek at the production with this new trailer!... (more...)
BWW TV: Get a First Listen to 'Grateful' From the World Premiere of SNOW CHILD BWW TV: Get a First Listen to 'Grateful' From the World Premiere of SNOW CHILD
by BroadwayWorld TV - March 28, 2018, Washington, DC

Arena Stage at the Mead Center for American Theater is now hosting the world-premiere musical Snow Child, based on Eowyn Ivey's Pulitzer Prize-nominated novel. Watch the video below for a preview of the song 'Grateful'!... (more...)
BWW TV: Get a First Listen to 'Things That Are True' From SNOW CHILD BWW TV: Get a First Listen to 'Things That Are True' From SNOW CHILD
by BroadwayWorld TV - March 22, 2018, Washington, DC

Arena Stage is currently preparing to present the world-premiere musical Snow Child. Infused with a score that combines Alaskan string band-traditions with contemporary musical theater, Snow Child follows a couple rebuilding their lives in the Alaskan wilderness when they meet a magical and mysterio... (more...)
VIDEO: Take a First Look at SOVEREIGNTY at Arena Stage VIDEO: Take a First Look at SOVEREIGNTY at Arena Stage
by BWW News Desk - January 15, 2018, Washington, DC

The World-Premiere of Mary Kathryn Nagle's SOVEREIGNTY is currently playing at Arena Stage as part of the Women's Voices Theater Festival. The play, which features flashbacks spanning to the 1830s, follows a modern-day Native American woman, trying to use her powers as a lawyer to restore rights to ... (more...)
VIDEO: Arena Stage Debuts Powerful Cultural Drama SOVEREIGNTY VIDEO: Arena Stage Debuts Powerful Cultural Drama SOVEREIGNTY
by Stage Tube - January 03, 2018, Washington, DC

Some wounds refuse to heal. Mary Kathryn Nagle's daring new work, which debuts as the fourth production in Arena Stage's Power Plays initiative, travels the intersections of personal and political truths, historic and present struggles.... (more...)
VIDEO: Happy Holidays from the Stars of Arena Stage's PAJAMA GAME, 'NINA SIMONE' and THE PRICE VIDEO: Happy Holidays from the Stars of Arena Stage's PAJAMA GAME, 'NINA SIMONE' and THE PRICE
by BWW News Desk - December 13, 2017, Washington, DC

Click below to watch the stars of Arena Stage's 'The Pajama Game,' 'Nina Simone: Four Women' and Hal Linden from 'The Price' wish you Happy Holidays!... (more...)
VIDEO: Watch The Cast of NINA SIMONE: FOUR WOMEN In Rehearsals At Arena Stage! VIDEO: Watch The Cast of NINA SIMONE: FOUR WOMEN In Rehearsals At Arena Stage!
by BWW News Desk - November 14, 2017, Washington, DC

NINA SIMONE: FOUR WOMEN runs through December 21 at Arena Stage. FOUR WOMEN has a book by Christina Ham, and is directed by Timothy Douglas. Watch the cast and director Douglas in rehearsals in this video!... (more...)
VIDEO: Go Behind the Scenes of ANTONY AND CLEOPATRA at Folger Theatre VIDEO: Go Behind the Scenes of ANTONY AND CLEOPATRA at Folger Theatre
by BWW News Desk - October 11, 2017, Washington, DC

Folger Theatre launches its 2017/18 season of power, passion, and politics with William Shakespeare's romantic tragedy of Antony and Cleopatra, onstage now through November 19, 2017. Click below to watch the building of the set and hear about the show from the cast and creative team!... (more...)
VIDEO: New Trailer for Signature Theatre's A LITTLE NIGHT MUSIC VIDEO: New Trailer for Signature Theatre's A LITTLE NIGHT MUSIC
by BWW News Desk - September 12, 2017, Washington, DC

Signature Theatre has just announced that A Little Night Music will play for an added ninth week - an addition of eight performances between October 10 and October 15. They also released a new trailer with footage from the show - check it out below!... (more...)
EXCLUSIVE VIDEO: Take a Look at Shakespeare Theatre Company's MACBETH EXCLUSIVE VIDEO: Take a Look at Shakespeare Theatre Company's MACBETH
by BWW News Desk - May 09, 2017, Washington, DC

Provocative director Liesl Tommy brings Broadway savvy, storytelling flair and a revolutionary sensibility to Macbeth, Shakespeare's masterpiece of suspense. In a world beset by civil war and invasion, Macbeth and his artful lady begin a series of murders, designed to further their own ambitions, on... (more...)
VIDEO: Ari McKay Wilford Sings Unplugged 'Heaven on Their Minds' From JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR VIDEO: Ari McKay Wilford Sings Unplugged 'Heaven on Their Minds' From JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR
by Stage Tube - May 08, 2017, Washington, DC

Ari McKay Wilford, who plays Judas in the upcoming production of Jesus Christ Superstar at the Signature Theatre in Arlington, VA, recently recording an acoustic version of Heaven on Their Minds. The video was filmed at the Washington National Cathedral.... (more...)
VIDEO: Watch Highlights of SATURDAY NIGHT FEVER at the Riverside Center VIDEO: Watch Highlights of SATURDAY NIGHT FEVER at the Riverside Center
by Stage Tube - April 14, 2017, Washington, DC

The Riverside Center for the Performing Arts in Fredericksburg, Virginia is excited to present the disco musical, Saturday Night Fever starring Michael Notardonato as Tony Manero. Located at 95 Riverside Parkway, Fredericksburg, VA, performances begin on Wednesday March 15th and run until Sunday May... (more...)
VIDEO: Sneak Peek at Signature Theatre's THE PIANO MEN CABARET VIDEO: Sneak Peek at Signature Theatre's THE PIANO MEN CABARET
by Stage Tube - April 14, 2017, Washington, DC

Signature Theatre presents THE PIANO MEN CABARET, May 9-13, 2017. Check out a sneak peek below!... (more...)
VIDEO: Signature Theatre Announces 2017/18 Season! VIDEO: Signature Theatre Announces 2017/18 Season!
by Stage Tube - March 31, 2017, Washington, DC

Artistic Director Eric Schaeffer and Managing Director Maggie Boland announce the full lineup for Signature Theatre's 2017/18 season.... (more...)
VIDEO: Watch Highlights of Signature Theatre's MRS. MILLER DOES HER THING VIDEO: Watch Highlights of Signature Theatre's MRS. MILLER DOES HER THING
by Stage Tube - March 17, 2017, Washington, DC

Signature Theatre presents the world premiere production Mrs. Miller Does Her Thing, written and directed by Pulitzer Prize winner James Lapine (Sunday in the Park with George, Into the Woods). This new play based on the real-life story of Elva Miller, a middle-aged housewife who gained notoriety as... (more...)
VIDEO: ABC Goes Behind-the-Scenes of HOW THE GRINCH STOLE CHRISTMAS Musical VIDEO: ABC Goes Behind-the-Scenes of HOW THE GRINCH STOLE CHRISTMAS Musical
by TV News Desk - December 20, 2016, Washington, DC

Today, ABC News' Stephanie Ramos gave viewers  a behind scenes look at Dr. Seuss' How the Grinch Stole Christmas The Musical, now making its Washington area premiere at the National Theatre from December 13 - 31, 2016.... (more...)
STAGE TUBE: Get in the Holiday Spirit with a Sneak Peek at A CHRISTMAS CAROL at Ford's Theatre STAGE TUBE: Get in the Holiday Spirit with a Sneak Peek at A CHRISTMAS CAROL at Ford's Theatre
by Stage Tube - December 02, 2016, Washington, DC

Ford's Theatre Society presents its 35th-annual production of Charles Dickens's A Christmas Carol, now through December 31, 2016. This 'musically high-spirited' and 'infectiously jolly' (The Washington Post) production is adapted by Michael Wilson, directed by Michael Baronand features Craig Wallace... (more...)
STAGE TUBE: MOBY DICK Cast, Audience Take on the Mannequin Challenge at Arena Stage STAGE TUBE: MOBY DICK Cast, Audience Take on the Mannequin Challenge at Arena Stage
by Stage Tube - November 30, 2016, Washington, DC

Set sail on an epic adventure this holiday season with a dramatically reimagined production of Moby Dick. Adaptor and director David Catlin brings his daring new adaptation of the classic seafaring tale to Arena Stage, using bold trapeze and acrobatic work to bring to life Captain Ahab's harrowing q... (more...)
VIDEO: See A Day in the Life of Actress Beth Hylton, Now Performing in 'The Roommate' VIDEO: See A Day in the Life of Actress Beth Hylton, Now Performing in 'The Roommate'
by BWW News Desk - November 08, 2016, Washington, DC

Watch as actor Beth Hylton goes from rehearsal at Baltimore's Everyman Theatre to performances at Woolly Mammoth Theatre Company in Washington, DC in two different plays written by Jen Silverman: 'The Roommate' and 'Collective Rage: A Play in Five Boops.'... (more...)
STAGE TUBE: New Teaser, Plus Signed Intro for Mosaic Theater Company's MILK LIKE SUGAR STAGE TUBE: New Teaser, Plus Signed Intro for Mosaic Theater Company's MILK LIKE SUGAR
by Stage Tube - October 18, 2016, Washington, DC

Hot on the heels of the record-breaking, critically hailed Satchmo at the Waldorf, Mosaic Theater Company of DC's Season Two continues with Kirsten Greenidge's riotous, Obie Award-winning MILK LIKE SUGAR (November 2 - 27, 2016), under the direction of Mosaic Theater's Jennifer L. Nelson (The Gospel ... (more...)
STAGE TUBE: Go Behind the Scenes with DANTE'S INFERNO at Synetic Theater STAGE TUBE: Go Behind the Scenes with DANTE'S INFERNO at Synetic Theater
by Stage Tube - October 05, 2016, Washington, DC

Synetic Theater invites you to the 10th annual Vampire's Ball on Friday, October 28. This year, the Vampire's Ball will follow Synetic's hellish adaptation of Dante's Inferno. After traveling the nine circles of hell with Dante, guests will dance the night away with music courtesy of Resident Compos... (more...)
STAGE TUBE: Highlights from THE IMPORTANCE OF BEING EARNEST at Laurel Mill Playhouse STAGE TUBE: Highlights from THE IMPORTANCE OF BEING EARNEST at Laurel Mill Playhouse
by Stage Tube - June 20, 2016, Washington, DC

THE IMPORTANCE OF BEING EARNEST by Oscar Wilde continues this weekend at Laurel Mill Playhouse, directed by Rocky Nunzio, with stage manager and producer Spencer Kate and executive producer Maureen Rogers. Click below for highlights from the hilarious production!... (more...)
STAGE TUBE: Watch Bobby Smith Transform Into Zaza for Signature Theatre's LA CAGE AUX FOLLES STAGE TUBE: Watch Bobby Smith Transform Into Zaza for Signature Theatre's LA CAGE AUX FOLLES
by Stage Tube - May 20, 2016, Washington, DC

Signature Theatre will soon stage La Cage aux Folles, directed and choreographed by Signature Associate Artistic Director Matthew Gardiner. With an iconic score by Jerry Herman(Hello, Dolly; Mame), featuring 'I Am What I Am' and 'The Best of Times,' and a book by Harvey Fierstein (Kinky Boots, Newsi... (more...)